Wildlife on Bedarra Island


Nature loving couples will find Bedarra Island is a treasure trove of exotic, indigenous wildlife. The island is home to not only unique wildlife, but also houses many varieties of insects. Birds are a common sight and bats can be usually seen at nights. A wide variety if aquatic life can be seen surrounding the island as the Great Barrier Reef is located right next to the island.

The Blue Ulysses butterfly, a biological wonder due to its rare blue wings, is usually seen on the island along with the Giant Birdwing Butterfly, which are one of the largest butterfly in the world. Under the reptilian family, tree frogs, geckos, forest dragons, tree monitors, skinks and pythons can be observed on the island. Bird watchers must look out for orange footed scrub fowl, wompoo fruit dove and the many sunbirds that roam on the island.

Fawn footed melomys are a small native rodent that can be found on the island. They marsupial rat usually eats fruits and is quite tiny. The echidna, also known as spiny anteaters, is a unique mammal that can be found on the island. They are one of the few mammals that lay eggs and are extremely timid and shy.

Flying foxes and the little bent wing bat, can be heard and seen and night. The waters around the island are teeming with, not only tropical fish but also sea turtles and dugongs. Migaloo, a extremely rare, one-of-a-kind, albino humpback whale is sometimes spotted around the island. The island is a heaven for wildlife and naturalists and is one of the best honeymoon destinations the world has to offer.